In the digital world, it’s hard to identify truthful information. When you become aware of different factors such as framing, memetic warfare and cyber war, you start to question majority of the content you come across. At times, you may even use these factors within your own online presence.
“Data is infinitely recombinant and it wants to be free” – Teodor Mitew
No one literally forced me to join Facebook, Instagram another platforms. But here I am, juggling a digital artefact which branches across many. Each of these platforms have their own walled gardens and often store the content and information I post. I can link these together and create an online narrative, which traces back to me and my routines and daily life.
When examining Cyber War and cases such as the US military using fake identities online, its evident that you can construct an entire life online, even if none of it truly exists. By mimicking the way that different online users frame themselves, it is possible to collect enough memetic information (in the way of phrases, photos, interests, locations) to create an online persona, which makes sense when put together.
“The internet is a copy machine. At its most foundational level, it copies every action, every character, every thought we make while we ride upon it.” – Kevin Kelly
My remediation explores how online users are somewhat in a personal cyber war. Is creating a life online basically framed around our personal propaganda?